Settlers' Effects - Prince George - Environmental, Cultural & Social Change from 1805-1972 - From There to Here
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Getting around in the early years had its challenges. The rivers were the original 'highways' in this area, moving people and supplies with paddlewheelers and scows. Eventually, automobiles replaced horses and the railways replaced the paddlewheelers.

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By Water (1890 - 1909) - The first paddlewheeler to travel up the Fraser and Nechako Rivers was the 'Enterprise' in 1863, possibly looking for new sources of gold in the sand bars.

By Water (1910s Part I) - The first paddlewheeler to travel up the Fraser and Nechako Rivers was the 'Enterprise' in 1863, possibly looking for new sources of gold in the sand bars.

By Water (1910s Part II) - The first paddlewheeler to travel up the Fraser and Nechako Rivers was the 'Enterprise' in 1863, possibly looking for new sources of gold in the sand bars.

By Water (1911 - 1913) - The first paddlewheeler to travel up the Fraser and Nechako Rivers was the 'Enterprise' in 1863, possibly looking for new sources of gold in the sand bars.

By Water (1914 - 1919) - The first paddlewheeler to travel up the Fraser and Nechako Rivers was the 'Enterprise' in 1863, possibly looking for new sources of gold in the sand bars.

By Water (1920 - 1960) - The first paddlewheeler to travel up the Fraser and Nechako Rivers was the 'Enterprise' in 1863, possibly looking for new sources of gold in the sand bars.

Packtrains - Packtrains were an important transportation link to the more remote areas around Prince George.

Wagons - Many early settlers moved to the area in covered wagons.

Trading Hooves for Wheels (1900 - 1929) - The first automobiles began arriving in Prince George in 1912, but the city had very few roads that cars could be driven on at the time.

Trading Hooves for Wheels (1930 - 1965) - The first automobiles began arriving in Prince George in 1912, but the city had very few roads that cars could be driven on at the time.



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